Re: RE -A NEW KEY AND AS HAPPY AS A FAT HOG IN THE SUN
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Hi Chip, nice to meet u. Real dollar value aside, radio love is strange, like beauty, it resides in the eye of the beholder. Yes, the HW-8 is a simple, build-it-yourself radio with real control knobs and modern radios can perform circles around it, but for me it has charm. I shake at the key when I work DX with it, just like when I made my first QSO so many years ago, and Ham Radio never grows old. The HW-8 is a fun machine and maybe that's why it goes for $512 on ebay. That's a nice photo of u with the K2.
To: "4sqrp@..." <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2014 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] RE -A NEW KEY AND AS HAPPY AS A FAT HOG IN THE SUN
According to the government, $1 in 1980 bought what $2.83 buys now, so an unbuilt HW-8 carries a bit of a premium on Ebay, but not really outrageous. Now if we look at radio performance per dollar, well that would be a very different story!Chip
On Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 4:09 AM, Aaron Bailey <laika1st@...> wrote: